‘Urgent need’ for pilots amid Gulf aviation boom

Boeing report says nearly 100,000 pilots and technicians required over next 20 years in region.. Nearly 100,000 new pilots and technicians will be needed to support the Middle East’s expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades, according to Boeing. The US plane maker has made the forecast in its regional projection of the 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook – a respected industry report on aviation personnel. With the aviation industry in the Middle East growing faster than the world average, the Boeing outlook predicts the region…

Boeing 737-700, uncontained engine failure in mid-flight, made a force landing to the Nearest Airport

One Dead After Engine on Southwest Airlines Flight Explodes, Woman Almost Sucked Out Window  Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York to Dallas had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia today. One of the plane’s engines reportedly exploded, breaking a window and causing a woman to nearly be sucked out. One person has been confirmed dead, and passengers are sharing photos and videos from the incident—including ones taken from the air. One father-in-law of a passenger told Philadelphia’s local NBC affiliate that a female passenger was being sucked out…

EASA Issues Alert for Eastern Mediterranean Due to Possible Airstrikes on Syria

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Issues rapid alert notification for “Eastern Mediterranean/Nicosia FIR Area” due to possible airstrikes on Syria in next 72 hours. According to the agency, the alert was issued “due to the possible launch of airstrikes with air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean/Nicosia FIR area”. According to the European-based media reports, the initial alert notification was issued by the Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC). © AP PHOTO/ FABRIZIO BENSCH/POOL US to…

Algerian Military Plane, Ilyushin IL-76, crashes, 257 dead, No Survivors.

An Il-76 transport plane, operated by the Algerian Air Force, crashed shortly after take-off from Boufarik AFB in northen Algeria. The aircraft came down in a field and burst into flames. Local media report that at least 247 occupants were killed in the accident. ‘No survivors’ as Algerian military plane crashes near capital.. An Algerian military plane crashed on Wednesday with around 105 people, mostly military personnel, on board. A military source told Al Arabiya News Channel that there were no survivors. The crash occurred in Boufarik, a town in Blida…

S. Korea launches probe into near-collision in fog on runway

China Southern Airlines flight,an Airbus A319, B-6039 and Korean Air flight,  Boeing 737-800,  were involved in serious runway incursion incident at Cheongju International Airport, South Korea. South Korea, March 19 (Yonhap) – South Korea said Saturday it has launched a probe into an incident involving two aircraft that almost collided a day earlier in fog on the runway of a provincial airport. Cheongju is a joint military/civil airport with two parallel runways. At the time of the incident there was no parallel taxiway available for passenger aircraft leaving the platform.…

Two men killed after two planes collide at Marion airport

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. — Two firefighters from Madison County were killed after two small planes crashed at an airport in Grant County Monday evening. Two aircraft, a Cessna 150 and a Cessna 525 CitationJet, collided with two confirmed fatalities at Marion Municipal Airport (KMZZ), Marion, Indiana. The Cessna 150 (N5614E) was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and the two occupants were fatally injured. The Cessna CitationJet’s tail was severed and the five occupants onboard were apparently not injured. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Cessna 150 was attempting…

2 killed in ERAU training flight plane crash west of Daytona Beach, FLORIDA

EMBRY-RIDDLE STUDENT AND FAA INSTRUCTOR (DPE- Designated Pilot Examiner) KILLED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT…. A Federal Aviation Administration pilot examiner and a student pilot were killed when an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University plane crashed during a training flight Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Daytona Beach International Airport, officials said. The plane crashed about 25 yards west of Tomoka Farms Road, near the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market. Emergency calls came in at 9:54 a.m. with witnesses saying they saw a wing fall off a plane before it crashed. The wing was across…